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May 26, 2020
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Scotland recall Visser, Nel, Scott

first_imgPhoto Getty Images. Caption: Tim Visser celebrates a try for Harlequins Harlequins wing Visser and Gloucester centre Scott have each earned recalls and are in contention to represent their country for the first time since June 2017, while Nel’s inclusion comes after the Edinburgh prop proved his fitness after a spell on the sidelines with a broken arm.Head coach Gregor Townsend has also called up Tim Swinson, who has recovered from a hand injury, Josh Strauss and uncapped Glasgow Warriors hooker James Malcolm.Duncan Taylor (head) and Richie Gray (calf) are unavailable, while Magnus Bradbury, Nathan Fowles, Murray McCallum and D’Arcy Rae have been left out.BREAKING | Scotland add six to NatWest 6 Nations squad ahead of this Saturday’s Round 3 Test against England at BT Murrayfield (kick-off 4.45pm) – live on BBC #AsOnehttps://t.co/uTCMoyqGAh pic.twitter.com/12UqM5Dvij— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) February 18, 2018Scotland, who were thumped by Wales in their opening match but bounced back with a home victory over France, face England at Murrayfield next Saturday.Eddie Jones’ side will be looking to remain on course for a third successive Six Nations title and a second Grand Slam in three years.Scotland squad:Forwards: John Barclay (captain), Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, David Denton, Cornell du Preez, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Luke Hamilton, Rob Harley, Scott Lawson, James Malcolm, Stuart McInally, WP Nel, Gordon Reid, Josh Strauss, Tim Swinson, Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson, Jon Welsh, Ryan Wilson.Backs: Mark Bennett, Nick Grigg, Chris Harris, Stuart Hogg, Pete Horne, Ruaridh Jackson, Huw Jones, Blair Kinghorn, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Ali Price, Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour, Matt Scott, Tim Visser.last_img read more

January 12, 2020
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Sugar workers to take to the streets in 2018

first_img…vow to continue fight for severance payWith the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) having denied its efforts to have the local Court of Appeal “urgently” adjudicate its application to prevent the closure of the East Demerara and Rose Hall sugar estates, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) will be moving to the streets in the coming year toMany of these Wales workers were protesting since early February for their severance (Shemuel Fanfair file photo)ensure that displaced workers are adequately compensated. This was revealed by President of GAWU Komal Chand who told Guyana Times on Wednesday that the Finance Minister should announce a substantial budgetary allocation to pay workers their severance. He pointed out that in the meantime, the displaced employees will turn out in large numbers to protest the non-payment of severance in early January.“We have to ascertain for certain that there will be a budgetary commitment to pay the workers,” the long-time GAWU head stressed.The two Unions – GAWU and NAACIE (National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees) had appealed Chief Justice (ag) Roxanne George’s November 10, 2017 denial of their application to quash the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and Cabinet’s decision to close the East Demerara and Rose Hall estates.They contended that the closure decisions were improper and there were insufficient consultations among the Government and GuySuCo, and the GAWU and NAACIE. Now that the CCJ has denied the Union’s request to the matter to be called up before December 31, Chand revealed that GAWU will petition the local courts to ensure that workers receive adequate compensation for their loss of employment and lack of benefits.“We were trying to speed them up and have a decision before the 31st but that unfortunately didn’t happen so we have to wait until the court hearing. The appeal is not only for them to hold hands on the closure but to compensate the workers…many of them will not be able to sustain a proper livelihood during the rest of their working life,” he observed.Meanwhile, sugar workers formerly attached to the Wales Sugar Estate related also on Wednesday that they have had enough of waiting on the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to pay their severance. They highlighted the many far-reaching challenges of not having consistent employment over the past 12 months.Wales ended operations on December 31, 2016, and many workers since then are still to be paid severance after refusing to take up employment at Uitvlugt Estate, some 22 miles from the West Bank Demerara estate. Those workers were affected and thousands more family members and the surrounding villages also faced the impact of the closure. Earlier this month, the retrenchment of nearly 4000 workers attached to Rose Hall, East Demerara and Skeldon Estates was revealed and those employees have expressed fear of facing a similar fate to their former colleagues at Wales who are still awaiting their outstanding packages.Many civil society bodies and other interest groups have been urging the coalition Government to re-think the closure of estates and to implement plans that will tackle the welfare of workers. In its end of year statement, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) highlighted that come 2018, it will in fact be 5000 sugar workers who will be left unemployed if Wales is factored into the current numbers. The body is of the view that this action will have “serious repercussions” for the New Year.“The Commission stands by its proposal which was previously submitted asking that Government reverses these decisions and rethink a plausible solution that would alleviate the dire economic and social consequences of layoffs and hardships,” the PSC noted on Wednesday.It was in August that the PSC had proposed for Government to enter into public-private partnerships to invest in and manage selected estates. However, in the coming days, estates at Rose Hall, and Enmore would cease operations, while Skeldon is slated to be privatised. Meanwhile, only three would be kept in operation – at Albion in East Berbice, Blairmont in West Berbice, and Uitvlugt on the West Coast of Demerara. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

January 12, 2020
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PPP files no-confidence motion against APNU/AFC coalition Govt

first_imgA motion of no-confidence in the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government has been filed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo with the National Assembly.At his weekly news conference held on Thursday at his Church Street office, Jagdeo made the announcement, adding that the move came after a meeting of his party’s leadership.In August 2014, then AFC parliamentarian, Moses Nagamootoo, had filed a no-confidence motion against the former People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) Government, led by then President Donald Ramotar. Parliament was then prorogued and Guyana headed into snap elections.Jagdeo explained that the APNU and AFC had proffered several reasons for their move to file a no-confidence motion against the then PPP/C Government. Among them were the restoration of monies cut from the budget for the AmerindianOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoDevelopment Fund (ADF), hinterland airports, the University of Guyana student loan programme, vouchers for public school students, and the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) project.Another reason was the non-transfer of monies to the Consolidated Fund, which was held, legally, by semi-autonomous agencies. A third claim was a procedural breach in the $4 billion transferred to the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and allegation of corruption. “They have not proven any of these issues so far,” he said.The Opposition Leader charged that if these reasons could have justified the filing of that no-confidence motion, then there is greater justification, now, for the filing of the no-confidence motion.He listed several things to support this contention, including the loss of 30,000 jobs; the decimation of the sugar sector; massive increases in the cost of living; and the imposition of hardships on the Guyanese people, via Government policies, such as $60 billion in increased taxes per annum.He also pointed to “unbelievable” levels of proven corruption, exposed via, not only the parliamentary Opposition, but also by the Auditor General’s Office and the Public Procurement Commission (PPC). The hiding of the US$18 million signing bonus from ExxonMobil in a separate account, when the monies should have been transferred into the Consolidated Fund, was another example cited.Jagdeo said, “Since this Government took office we have had taxes increased by sixty billion dollars per year, although they came in on a promise of lower taxes. They came in on a promise of creating more jobs. We lost 30,000 jobs. Acts of corruption have been unbelievable.“…on almost every single issue they have failed to keep their promises… therefore if, at that time the circumstances existed for a no-confidence motion, it’s a hundred times worse now… and the people have expressed through these Local Government results, even in their own base, an extreme dissatisfaction with their policies at the national level”.The Opposition Leader further stated that it was made clear at the recently held Local Government Elections (LGE), where the PPP/C, from all appearances, came out victorious with a 45,000 votes more than the Government. As such, Jagdeo noted that it is time for the coalition to be called out for what he says are its continued failures.“So one thing is very clear is that people across Guyana have rejected the policies of this Government, even in their strongholds…we know apart from the LGE which was unusually low… we gained 120,000 votes in this election… clearly people are unhappy with the direction that our country is going in and with the policies of this Government… we, for a very long time have been pointing this out to the Government, that their direction is wrong, the policies are bringing more hardships on people…” Jagdeo said.DriftingJagdeo charged that the country is “drifting” because of a lack of vision of the APNU/AFC coalition Government. According to him, the no-confidence motion is intended to protect Guyanese and Guyana from the excessive borrowing, taxing and wasteful spending of the current Administration.According to the Opposition Leader, the results of the 2018 LGEs sent a clear message to the coalition Government, relative to the dissatisfaction of Guyanese with the policies of the coalition Government.He charged that a no-confidence motion reinforces this message. “We will have a chance to say to them that their policies are wrong… they are damaging prospects for the future and the wellbeing of our people,” he said.Jagdeo added, “…the worst thing that could happen for us is that we lose the no-confidence motion. That is the worst outcome. But we may achieve something positive from that, which is to basically reiterate through the debates, and send a strong signal to them from the political Opposition, what the people have said to them through the Local Government Elections that they need to change their ways on almost everything.”According to him, several policies need to be reversed. He called for the restoration of the water and electricity subsidies for pensioners; the restoration of the cash grants to public school students; the restoration of the annual tax-free bonus to ranks of the Disciplined Services; the removal of (Value Added Tax) VAT from electricity, water, medical supplies and services; a reduction of the Excise Tax on fuel; a restoration of the two per cent Final Tax for miners; the reversal of the increases in water rates; the reversal of the increases in University of Guyana fees; and a move forward with constitutional reform, among others. Jagdeo stressed that whether the PPP/C is successful in its no-confidence motion being passed in the House or not, Guyanese will benefit.PrincipleJagdeo said, “We are hoping that the no-confidence motion can shake this Government back to its senses and stop them from destroying our future.” Asked about the possibility of a win, Jagdeo disclosed that, in discussions with some Government parliamentarians, many of them have expressed dissatisfaction with the Government’s policies. He said, “There is a possibility….anything could happen, given what many of their Members of Parliament have been saying privately. Let’s see if that will translate into a vote in the Parliament. All it takes is one vote and everything changes.”Meanwhile, Guyana Times contacted Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira to garner more insight into the processes regarding the hearing of such a motion. What the PPP executive explained is that there are no definitive timelines for the no-confidence motion to be heard in the National Assembly, having noted that Government hearing the matter before the presentation of the 2019 Budget is a matter of parliamentary ethics.“Unlike normal motions that have a 12-day [timeline] for the Opposition, no-confidence motions are not governed by that so the normal principle is that the Government would allow for it to be heard as early as possible,” Teixeira pointed out.Though the Clerk of the National Assembly has certain powers over the business of the National Assembly, Guyana Times understands that the final decision on hearing the motion does not rest with him. The next sitting of the body is today; while the Budget should be presented on November 26 and according to Teixeira, it should be heard before that presentation.“The Government should accede to it being debated relatively early, certainly on a moral and ethically issue, it should be debated before we go to the Budget because if you a no-confidence motion and your budget is being presented, it should be heard before the Budget,” the Opposition Chief Whip posited.The PPP/C currently holds 32 seats in the National Assembly, while the APNU/AFC coalition Government hold 33 seats. A sitting of the National Assembly is set for today.last_img read more

January 12, 2020
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FSJSC seeking a Coaching Development Officer

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Soccer Club is looking to fill the role of Coaching Development Officer.The candidate needs to be a self-motivated, well-organized individual to enhance coaching quality within minor soccer, with a focus on grassroots coaching development.Their responsibilities will be:Develop FSJSC coaching Manuals for each age group.Facilitate Mandatory FSJSC coaching clinics.Promote the Long-Term Player Development, Preferred Training ModuleWork with Alberta Soccer Association on player and coach development Monitor and mentor FSJSC coaches.Evaluate FSJSC coaches for coach honorarium. Ensure all coaches have a fun first mentality.- Advertisement -The candidate needs to possess the following qualifications:Have a strong sense of community and a passion for soccer.Demonstrate sound judgement with strong communication skills.Be self-motivated and have the ability to work with minimal supervision.Have a minimum of ASA C Coaching License.Have experience with all levels of development, competitive play including grassroots and the LTPD Complete and pass a Criminal Record Check.The role requires 15-20 hours of work per week that may increase during the pre-season. Wage is negotiable based on experience.To apply send your cover letter and resume to presidentfsjsc@telus.netAdvertisementlast_img read more

December 27, 2019
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INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: ILLIES WIN BATTLE OF THE CELTS IN JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISION

first_imgCockhill Celtic Yths 3-4 Illies Celtic Cockhill started this game on fire with Mark Moran dinking an effort just wide before Liam McCarron turned well but fired just over the bar.They broke the deadlock on 35 minutes when Moran’s corner was headed home at the back post by Martin Donaghey.Illies tried to hit back before the break with James O Donnell’sfree kick just clearing the bar.Cockhill increased their lead on 55 minutes after good play between Chris Duffy and Daniel Doherty saw the latter’s low cross swept home by Moran from twelve yards.Illies reduced the deficit just after the hour when O Donnell converted a penalty awarded after Niall McDaid had been tripped in the area.A turning point in the game came on 69 minutes when Derek Doherty was upended in the area but his spot kick was brilliantly saved by Graeme Doherty.A defensive error allowed O Donnell seize the ball and cross for Gerard McDaid to slot home.Illies took the lead on 82 minutes after substitute Stephen McHugh’s free kick was parried by McColgan for James McGonagle to fire home.Cockhill thought they had salvaged a point on 87 minutes when Greg Bradley released Moran to outrun the defence and fire past Doherty.But in injury time the home defence misjudged a long kick out and McGonagle showed great composure to run on and slot past McColgan.  Top Goal Scorers Nigel McMonagle Moville Celtic 7  Patrick McDermott Glengad United 6 Anthony Doherty Aileach FC 6 Michael Devlin Clonmany 5 Brendan Devlin Clonmany 6 Eugene McLaughlin Culdaff FC 5   INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: ILLIES WIN BATTLE OF THE CELTS IN JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISION was last modified: January 27th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: ILLIES WIN BATTLE OF THE CELTS IN JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISIONlast_img read more

December 26, 2019
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CROWDS GATHER FOR NORTHERN LIGHTS – COUPLE DRIVE FROM CARLOW TO DONEGAL

first_imgHUNDREDS of stargazers are out along the coasts of Co Donegal tonight in the hope of seeing the Northern Lights.And they aren’t just locals – one couple has travelled all the way from Co Carlow.Claire McNeill and husband Michael are at Malin Head promising to stay “for the long haul” with their three children. It’s the best chance to see the lights since October 2003.“We are here for the night,” said Claire on her Facebook page.“We have a DS, books, lap top, duvets, pillows, sweets, crisps, reading lights, colouring books, the whole lot, we are in the the long haul,” she said.It’s cloudy over Malin Head but more clear over Fanad, according to donegaldaily.com readers. And it has started to clear over Lough Foyle.Latest satellite predictions say clouds is slowly clearing and could lead to spectacular displays of the northern lights.John Maines, from Ohio, was touring Ireland when he heard about the displays.“I just had to get to Donegal to see it and I’m hoping I will do so over the next couple of nights,” he told us.“The people have been amazing, so welcoming. There’s been a lot of good fun – or craic as you call it – in Malin Head tonight.” Meanwhile the chip vans are doing a roaring trade (as pictured!)It looks like the Northern Lights are doing more for Donegal tourism than anything done by Failte Ireland.Our interviews with the Buncrana Camera Club about their incredible pictures are going global.And tonight ABC News in America are even covering the story. See the link below: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/northern-lights-dance-northern-england-15428582#.Tx85P5gRbdk© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comCROWDS GATHER FOR NORTHERN LIGHTS – COUPLE DRIVE FROM CARLOW TO DONEGAL was last modified: January 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:breaking newsbuncranaInishowenLough FoyleMalin Headnorthern lightslast_img read more

December 24, 2019
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WE AW, WE AW – TO GET DOWN TO THE DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY!

first_imgSome of the many donkeys which have ben saved by the Raphoe Donkey Sanctuary.The Donegal Donkey Sanctuary has opened a new visitor facilities/ tearoom/ gift shop at their centre in Castledooey, Raphoe. The sanctuary is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11-30am to 4-30pm, also Bank holidays on both sides of the border.The new visitor centre at the Rapho Donkey Sanctuary.The owners are hopeful the addition of a visitor centre will generate extra revenue to support the day to day running of the sanctuary. As always a record number of donkeys have arrived over the course of the winter and foster homes are always being sought to give these animals a second chance in life.Come along and have a cup of tea or coffee, sponsor a donkey or make a purchase in the giftshop.‘Hay’ vouchers are available priced at €5, €10 and €15 euro allowing the sanctuary to buy one, two or three bales of hay. These would make a novel present for an animal loving friend!Experience a relaxing few hours in the peace of the countryside and maybe make a new ‘furry’ friend!   WE AW, WE AW – TO GET DOWN TO THE DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY! was last modified: April 29th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalRaphoe Donkey Sanctuarylast_img read more

December 22, 2019
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TAKE ME TO THE ISLAND – SWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL SET TO CAUSE A RIPPLE ON ARRANMORE

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The second Swell Music & Arts Festival will take place on Arranmore island this weekend form July 10-12th.The programme is packed with over 80 acts with music, spoken word, comedy, alternative arts, creative workshops and much more. This years headline acts are Natty Wailer & The Reggae Vibes (former member of Bob Marley and the Wailers) and much talked about Derry 4 piece Pørts (formerly Little Bear).The festival will also feature top talent – primarily from the North West but also from farther flung parts – such as In Their Thousands, Our Native State, Gerrard i2, The Poxmen, Wood Burning Savages and The Clameens – to name but a few. There’s also Color//Sound, Bunoscionn performing Trad Side of The Moon, Barry Krishna and Twin Headed Wolf.The entertainment is spread across 4 stages, the Dave Muldowney Main Stage, the Staitse na Spiorad Speartha Stage, a Bluestacks Jam Club Open Mic Stage and the Kinnegar Stage.In addition, there’ll be art and installations, a games and kids area, archery, bubble ball and many more fun activities. Arranmore Island spokesperson Jerry Early has praised the hard work and effort by the organisers involved in ensuring the festival takes place again this July on the beautiful Island of Arranmore.Early told Donegal Daily, “The festival was the brainwave of popular Letterkenny man John Muldowney.Thanks to the effort of a small but dedicated committee we have already made waves as in its 1st year THE SWELL was awarded the best small festival in Ireland.“John is very ably assisted by Orri Mcbrearthy and Tommy Callaghan who do much of the planning and PR.“While Ailbhe Hines and her crew run the  impressive Arts section so, so well.“It really is a festival for all ages and all types of music lovers. Early, is on the committee himself and reiterated his gratitude to the workers and volunteers who have worked tirelessly for months.The popular publican, fisherman and Island spokesperson also praised the level of goodwill from so many people with no connection to Arranmore is astounding and the festival is now a huge weekend on the Arranmore calendar.Early added, “Last year was a bit if a concern to locals as they were not sure of what kind of clientele the festival would attract but it was a total success and the festival goers showed the people and Arranmore itself total respect.They were a credit and on the back of last years success many islanders are coming home for the weekend some from as far as Dubai. “The forecast is great for Arranmore this weekend so it’s the place to be.For more information and tickets see www.swellfestival.com.TAKE ME TO THE ISLAND – SWELL MUSIC FESTIVAL SET TO CAUSE A RIPPLE ON ARRANMORE was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:arranmoreConcertsEntertainmentFeaturesislandJerry EarlyMUSICnewsSwell Festivallast_img read more

December 19, 2019
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Rattray ‘one of SA’s great sons’

first_img2 February 2007South Africans from across the spectrum were united this week in their praise for internationally renowned KwaZulu-Natal battlefields historian David Rattray, who was murdered in his family home above Fugitives’ Drift last weekend.On Thursday, more than 1 000 people attended Rattray’s funeral at Michaelhouse school in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where his eldest son matriculated in 2003, and his two younger sons are currently studying.On the same day, news broke that two suspects in the murder – apparently committed during a robbery attempt – had been arrested by the police and were due to appear in court on Friday.‘Bard of the battlefield’The world authority on the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879 and a personal friend of Britain’s Prince Charles, the 49-year-old pioneer of “raconteur tourism” drew thousands of people from around the world to the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, where he brought the old battles to vivid life with passionate accounts peppered with immaculate Zulu.“To listen to David Rattray narrate the story of Isandlwana was akin to watching the best-scripted, best-directed and best-produced movie Hollywood’s finest studios could put out,” wrote Sunday Times columnist Mondli Makhanya.According to Makhanya, Rattray’s Isandlwana stories, delivered from the top of a hill overlooking the site of the battle and interspersed with war commands in Zulu and English, lasted for hours, at the end of which his listener “wished he could hit the replay button.”‘Deep love for the Zulu people’Rattray had a deep love for South Africa’s Zulu people, their history and culture, and also worked tirelessly in the community in which he lived. According to the Sunday Times, he was a trustee of the Siyazisiza Trust, the largest NGO of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal, which helps poor people produce craft items and vegetables.“South Africa has definitely lost one of its great sons,” businessman Johan Rupert told the South African Press Association (Sapa). “He gave his life to promoting Zulu culture.”Saki Macozoma, also a leading SA businessman and member of the African National Congress’ national executive committee, told Sapa that Rattray had “restored the dignity of the Zulu people and their history, and held people spellbound with his intimate knowledge of the Anglo-Zulu war.”KwaZulu Natal Premier Sbusiso Ndebele, speaking at Thursday’s funeral, said the Zulu Kingdom brand was now internationally recognised as a result of Rattray’s selfless and tireless work.“In his journey Mr Rattray tapped into the collective wisdom of the ages among all our people,” Ndebele said. “It was rare to meet a man like him.”‘He was a reconciler’Michaelhouse chaplain Alan Smedley, who led the funeral service, told Daily News that Rattray had an incredible grasp of the history of human conflict.“He was a reconciler,” Smedley said. “I think this was part of his real life’s work, he used to use the platform afforded him by the Anglo Zulu War to encourage reconciliation between peoples.“I was fascinated by the fact that whenever he told his stories of the past, he would never cast blame, but would instead seek reasons why people acted in the way they did – it was a very sensitive and unusual attribute.”The key question of his sermon on Thursday, Smedley told the Daily News, was “what would David want us to do in response to his death?“I’m quite sure David would want us to continue to build on his dream of a united rainbow South Africa, to continue to build on his dream that Fugitive’s Drift Lodge would be a place where people could come and be inspired to see the bigger human picture and to strive for peace.“He would want us to continue to share his unshakeable faith in the enormous human capacity for good and not to allow acts of evil to hijack us from the task of creating a new South Africa which was free of injustice and violence and pain and human suffering.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

December 17, 2019
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Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 19, 2010

first_imgDiscover Event CachesMeet face to face with your fellow geocachers to discuss recent finds, clean up a park, share a meal, or trade caching advice. It’s as easy as attending an Event Cache. An Event Cache is our version of a party: when a geocacher or geocaching organization chooses a time and location to meet and discuss the treasure-hunting adventure of geocaching. These events are open to all geocachers.These fun gatherings introduce you to other local geocachers and helps build your geocaching community. You may end up with a few new geocaching partners too. Event Caches are also a great way to introduce new geocachers to your favorite hobby.Along with Event Caches, explore Mega-Events and CITO (Cache In Trash Out) Events. An event has “gone Mega” when more than 500 attendees participate in an Event Cache. Geocachers can “go green” at a CITO Event. Geocachers at a CITO Event clean up parks, trails, and other outdoor locations.It’s simple to find an Event Cache near you. All you have to do is visit the Geocaching Event Calendar for a comprehensive list of Event Caches around the world. You can also try using our advanced search tool. This tool allows you to search for a specific type of Event Cache in a specific location.So now go discover an Event Cache and get to know geocachers and caches near you. Happy caching!Benefits of Adding Home CoordinatesPlease enter your home coordinates so we can provide information on new geocaches and geocaching events near you.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – April 13, 2011April 13, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Mega-Event season is upon us!April 9, 2019In “Mega-Event”last_img read more